Following Nottingham Forest’s Championship playoff final win over Huddersfield, the three promoted teams that will move into the top flight have been confirmed.
Therefore, here we take a look at the opposition that the Hammers will face both home and away next season…
Fulham – Championship finish: 1st
The Championship winners this season, Fulham, return to the Premier League after just one season in the second tier. The league leaders took the season by storm and manager Marco Silva has done a fantastic job.
West Ham will have to be wary of star talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic next year, who broke the record for the most Championship goals in a single season, with a massive 43 goals.
Midfielder Harry Wilson was also a revelation, winning the award for most assists with 19 all while scoring 10 goals as well.
Their fast, attacking play will definitely be something for David Moyes to look out for and Fulham could be fierce London derby contenders next year.
Bournemouth – Championship finish: 2nd
AFC Bournemouth return to the top flight after just two seasons in the Championship and shone under the guidance of Scott Parker throughout the 21/22 campaign.
The Cherries suffered heartbreak in the play-offs last year but were back with a bang, finishing just two points behind the league leaders to gain automatic promotion.
Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke will be the man to watch next season for West Ham, who notched 29 goals to help his side to second place.
The Hammers should be able to compete well with this squad, with Fulham looking to be tougher opponents, but on Bournemouth’s day they could be a difficult side to break down.
Nottingham Forest – Championship finish: 3rd
Finally, West Ham will have to travel to Nottingham Forest next season, after they beat Huddersfield 1-0 in the playioff final to secure promotion into the Premier League.
The side who have a rich footballing history, ended their 23-year wait to return to the top flight and capped off a brilliant second half of the season with a memorable day out at Wembley.
Forest have a knack for pulling off some big results when needed and the two-time European champions will revel to the thought of being back in the top division.
This will certainly be a difficult fixture for the Hammers. Players like Brennan Johnson could prove to be a nightmare for defenders, who scored 18 goals and produced 10 assists in 21/22, but it will certainly be an interesting match-up.